Tweeting the AH
Twitter is a pretty weird place. For normal people, they’d tweet while they are in washroom taking a good dump, cutting hair, finish brushing their teeth, what they ate or more normal stuff like I’m shopping at XYZ, reading YYZ and meeting up with ZZZ tonight.
Anyway… well Tweeting in FFXI is actually a little bit better :D You tweet when you’re waiting amazingly bored while Dynamis start, completed a quest, got a drop, ding a level. It sounds pretty healthy tweeting.
There’s actually quite a community on Twitter related to FFXI. You can treat it like “talking in shouts”, but the difference is, you subscribe to the shouts that you like rather than forcing you to read them. There’s quite a lot of Japanese too. Not that I know how to read it anyway but it’s there.
So I brought up the idea to Scragg about integrating Twitter with FFXIAH.
Twittering Integrated to Profile
For those that uses Facebook, your “status” appears right beside your name. Well, the AH could do something similar :D It’d be like something on the right. So it makes each person’s profile a little more personalized :D Tweet can be parsed so just like there’s a tab for equipment, maybe there could be one for twitter to show all recent activities.
Twitter also offers a quick way to notify LS member. You cannot post on forums on the go, but a lot of people could tweet on the go via mobile phone texting. For those that’s got a smartphone, they can even tweet on the go, informing their LS member that they are a little busy, a little late for stuff. Twitter already got all that setup so for the AH, it’s just the matter of integrating it.
Summarize all your friends’ activity on a page.
I use Twitter for FFXI too, and sometimes you find interesting stuff people do. I have Twitter on my BlackBerry(BB) and it summarize all my friends’ activity in a chronological order (kinda like the Feeds in Facebook).
Twitter and AH
One thing remains is… Twitter is voluntary. You need to submit your username to FFXIAH (well at least that’s how I see it being implemented) in order to have it start feeding your status. Of course, you might be required to tweet a specific number like verifying character in order to add it in, so you aren’t tweeting other people’s stuff. AH can set that only friends can see status, so like those people that you add on FFXIAH are the ones that are able to see them (well, of course, they are on your Friend List (Some might have Twitter account that is mixed with both E-Life and RL). While Login, you can get a list of what all your friends are doing and definitely a good way to see what you miss in terms of events or fun stuff while you were away! I think its all win win!
What do You Think?
I submitted the idea to Scragg :D we talked over it and he’s thinking about it. What do you think about the idea? You personally like it? or is it going over the borders. AH should stay as AH :D?!